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Football fans know there’s a lot more to the game than just the scoreline, and perhaps nowhere could this be truer than in Africa – particularly as 2010 is the year the World Cup finally arrived there. Steve Bloomfield, a former Africa correspondent for the Independent, has written Africa United, charting the build-up to the World Cup and attempting to explain the deep social and political significance of the game to the African people.

Added by canongatebooks on July 6, 2010

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